Happy National Pharmacist Day!!!!
Being a writer, a pharmacist, and new mom is a challenge but a challenge I love!!! Every aspect of my life flows into my books. You’ll see a medical inspired characters in just about every one of my novels. Science and the human body has always fascinated me and I’m lucky I’m able to help so many people with their health care needs.
A few fun facts about pharmacy
Another pharmacist, Charles Alderton, invented Dr. Pepper. Pepsi was also invented by a pharmacist, as was Vernor’s Ginger Ale by Detroit pharmacist James Vernor.
2. The first licensed pharmacist set up shop in the French Quarter. Louis Dufilho Jr. of New Orleans became American’s first licensed pharmacist in the early 1800s. Prior to then, you did not need a license to become a pharmacist.
3. The global pharmaceuticals market is worth $300 billion.
4. Benjamin Franklin was a pharmacist, while Agatha Christie was a pharmacy technician.
5. Lipitor is the best-selling drug of all time. It was introduced in 1997 and its patent expired in 2011, making about $125 billion.
6. Insulin is one of the most common medications that cause adverse events.
Beth Lofgren, PharmD, BCPS